Combined Major in Communication Studies & Political Science

The U.S. political system and elected officials are under great scrutiny. Build your knowledge of the political process and the principles of communication that shape our political views and perspectives.

If you are interested in law, government, politics or public service, this combined major adds to your understanding of U.S. politics and your knowledge of communication theories and processes. Learn how political decisions are disseminated and by strategic communications and how those messages influence our perspectives.

Students electing to major in both communication studies and political science must complete the requirements for both majors. Students can complete the two majors with 69 units of communication studies and political science courses. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

This combined major can prepare you for a communication career as a campaign manager, speechwriter, advertising manager, digital media specialist, journalist, strategic consultant and crisis communication manager.